!!> Reading ➽ What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day (Idlewild, #1) ➶ Author Pearl Cleage – Anguillais.us

What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day (Idlewild, #1) Acclaimed Playwright, Essayist And Columnist Pearl Cleage Breaks New Ground In African American Women S Literature With A Debut Novel That Sings And Crackles With Life Affirming Energy As It Moves The Reader To Laughter And Tears.As A Girl Growing Up In Idlewild, Michigan, Ava Johnson Had Always Heard That, If You Were Young, Black, And Had Any Sense At All, Atlanta Was The Place To Be So As Soon As She Was Old Enough And Able Enough, That Was Where She Went Parlaying Her Smarts And Her Ambition Into One Of The Hottest Hair Salons In Town In No Time, She Was Moving With The Brothers And Sisters Who Had Beautiful Clothes, Big Cars, Bigger Dreams, And Money In The Bank.Now, After Than A Decade Of Elegant Pleasures And Luxe Living, Ava Has Come Home, Her Fabulous Career And Power Plans Smashed To Bits On One Dark Truth Ava Johnson Has Tested Positive For HIV And She S Back In Little Idlewild To Spend A Quiet Summer With Her Widowed Sister, Joyce, Before Moving On To Finish Her Life In San Francisco, The Most HIV Friendly Place She Can Imagine.But What She Thinks Is The End Is Only The Beginning Because There S Too Much Going Down In Her Hometown For Ava To Ignore There S The Sewing Circus Sister Joyce S Determined Effort To Educate Idlewild S Young Black Women About Sex, Drugs, Pregnancy, Whatever.despite The Interference Of The Good Reverend Anderson And His Most Virtuous, Just Say No Wife Plus Joyce Needs A Helping Hand To Make A Loving Home For Imani, An Abandoned Crack Baby Whom She S Taken Into Her Heart.And Then There S Wild Eddie, Whose Legendary Background In Violence Combined With His Eastern Gentility Has Stirred Ava S Interest.and Something.

!!> Reading ➽ What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day (Idlewild, #1)  ➶ Author Pearl Cleage – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 244 pages
  • What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day (Idlewild, #1)
  • Pearl Cleage
  • English
  • 10 August 2019
  • 038079487X

    10 thoughts on “!!> Reading ➽ What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day (Idlewild, #1) ➶ Author Pearl Cleage – Anguillais.us


  1. says:

    I picked this book up at a thrift store just because I liked the title I almost quit reading after the first two pages, but I am glad I stuck with it The plot is flat at times and it can be raw to the point of vulgarity, but hope shines through it all This is definitely not the sort of book I normally read, but I liked it because of that Quotes I enjoyed Sometimes you meet yourself on the road before you have a chance to learn the appropriate greeting Faced with your own possibilities, th I picked this book up at a thrift store just because I liked the title I almost quit reading after the first two pages, but I am glad I stuck with it The plot is flat at times and it can be raw to the point of vulgarity, but hope shines through it all This is definitely not the sort of book I normally read, but I liked it because of that Quotes I enjoyed Sometimes you meet yourself...


  2. says:

    Told in the first person, main character Ava Johnson returns to her hometown of Idlewild, Michigan Ava up until recently lived in Atlanta, GA However, after finding out that she is HIV positive, she ends up having to shut down her business after losing customers when her status is found out.Ava is blunt, funny, and at times sad when she reminisces about growing up being raised by her older sister and brother in law Ava has plans to stay with her sister for just the summer before heading to Sa Told in the first person, main character Ava Johnson returns to her hometown of Idlewild, Michigan Ava up until recently lived in Atlanta, GA However, after finding...


  3. says:

    Normally I run like crazy from an Oprah s book club selection finding them self righteous and or overwritten What a nice surprise to discover that this book was neither I found myself emotionally engaged by Ava s...


  4. says:

    An African American woman from a small town, living in a big city discovers something that changes her life and the way she views it forever she was told she is HIV positive Ava is a successful business woman, running her own salon in Atlanta Her life may have been a bit full of sex partners, but she is a good woman and a hardworking woman She feels, when told she is HIV positive, that the men she has had sex with deserve to know So she sends out letters telling them all and telling them tha An African American woman from a small town, living in a big city discovers something that changes her life and the way she views it forever she was told she is HIV positive Ava is a successful business woman, running her own salon in Atlanta Her life may have been a bit full of sex partners, but she is a good woman and a hardworking woman She feels, when told she is HIV positive, that the men she has had sex with deserve to know So she sends out letters telling them all and telling them that they may want to get tested themselves to be sure they don t have it too She has no idea how long she has been carrying this disease, so she just sends out letters to any man she had sex with She then continues on with life, dealing with the disease and trying to still run her salon Which is working ok until a man s wife comes in screaming at her for sending out a letter like that to her husband and telling everyone that Ava has the AIDS Afte...


  5. says:

    Not sure about this one Started off boring enough to make me fall sleep I knew it being an Oprah book I wouldn t be all about it The story clunked along with not much to go on It was very predictable, even in a world I m not part of I knew on every turn what was going to happen Then the end happened.what the hell kind of ending was that I felt like it just stopped I don t like when the epilogues explain quickly what should have been explained inchapters That bugged me All of t Not sure about this one Started off boring enough to make me fall sleep I knew it being an Oprah book I wouldn t be all about it The story clunked along with not much to go on It was very predictable, even in a world I m not part of I knew on every turn what was going to happen Then the end ha...


  6. says:

    Because what looks like crazy on an ordinary day can look like love howling if you see it in the moonlight.this is the first cleage piece i read and it was supermovingim already looking to collect all her work this was dope


  7. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I grabbed it after i saw the Oprah book club circle at the top I am very naughty I am not an Oprah worshipper never watched her show in entirety EVER but after picking up books with the O in the corner over the years and thoroughly enjoying them, it s an easy sell for me.Well, it s not one of those typical Black books cook out sangin at church story revolving around some Biblical parable So that s an A It has some erotica without being vulgar and disgusting Another A All the boo I grabbed it after i saw the Oprah book club circle at the top I am very naughty I am not an Oprah worshipper never watched her show in entirety EVER but after pick...


  8. says:

    What looks like beautiful is an ordinary novel,I was excited when I started reading this book The author has a good voice, a beautiful voice, an honest voice But that is all it is The main character is well defined, strong and believable The beginning is exciting and new But then the plot oh, the plot so thin, so predictable, so boring I knew from the first clue how the book would end The other characters are one dimensional, either all good or all bad and did I say the plot was thin o What looks like beautiful is an ordinary novel,I was excited when I started reading this book The author has a good voice, a beautiful voice, an honest voice But that is all it is The main character is well defined, strong and believable The beginning is exciting and new But then the plot oh, the plot so thin, so predictable, so boring I knew from the first clue how the book would end The other characters are one dimensional, either all good or all bad and did I say the plot was thin ok, I did The preacher and his wife come off like cartoon characters and the romantic lead man both too good and too bad to be true.The book is well written This is not a complement as all books should be well written and this writer has talent She could have done much better Her voice is the voice of a poet, a queen, a prophet, however novels are not easy to write and it is easy to use words to please yourself and not your readers Who said You must kill your ...


  9. says:

    What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day un altro romanzo ricevuto tramite Bookmooch, su cui non avevo grandi aspettative e che non mi ha convinto completamente Pearl Cleage affronta delle tematiche molto importanti con questo romanzo l HIV, la disoccupazione, la criminalit , le droghe, il sesso non protetto e le gravidanze indesiderate nella comunit afroamericana e lo fa concentrandosi sul piccolo le vicende della protagonista Ava, una parrucchiera di colore che torna al paese natale Idl What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day un altro romanzo ricevuto tramite Bookmooch, su cui non avevo grandi aspettative e che non mi ha convinto completamente Pearl Cleage affronta delle tematiche molto importanti con questo romanzo l HIV, la disoccupazione, la criminalit , le droghe, il sesso non protetto e le gravidanze indesiderate nella comunit afroamericana e lo fa concentrandosi sul piccolo le vicende della protagonista Ava, una parrucchiera di colore che torna al paese natale Idlewild, vicino a Chicago, dopo aver chiuso il suo negozio ad Atlanta, the black Mecca cos chiamavano una volta il ghetto di Harlem a causa della diagnosi di HIV e del suo spargersi fra gli amici e soprattutto le clienti Ad Idlewild ospite della sorella, rimasta recentemente vedova dopo aver perso i suoi due figli, che solo ora sta ricominciando a credere alla vi...


  10. says:

    Ava Johnson is almost the exact opposite of me Seriously, we have nothing in common but I was drawn to her character in just the first page of the novel, when she discloses her big secret It s also nothing I can relate to, but intriguing nonetheless She has undergone change since escaping the tiny Idlewild community, but comes back to discover that maybe change isn t always good Her growth and progress through the novel were captivating, and Cleage really sucks you in to feeling as though Ava Johnson is almost the exact opposite of me Seriously, we have nothing in common but I was drawn to her character in just the first page of the novel, when she discloses her big secret It s also nothing I can relate to, but intriguing nonetheless She has undergone change since escaping the tiny Idlewild community, but comes back to discover that maybe change isn t always good Her growth and progress through the novel were captivating, and Cleage really sucks you in to feeling as though you know Ava and all the other characters Cleage s descriptions, although minimal, are enough to clarify specifi...

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